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Gorgeous Aerial Shots over NZ’s Majestic Glaciers

Gorgeous Aerial Shots over NZ’s Majestic Glaciers

For their weekly “First-Person Shooter” column, VICE magazine shipped a couple of cameras across the globe to Josh, a helicopter pilot in New Zealand who has been flying for over seven years. He works…

NZ’s New South Island Mountain Bike Tour

NZ’s New South Island Mountain Bike Tour

A new bike tour on New Zealand’s South Island “is taking intrepid cyclists to mountainous hideaways so remote that their luggage has to be flown in by helicopter,” as reported in an…

Knock out Stress in These NZ Retreats

Knock out Stress in These NZ Retreats

New Zealand is the perfect place to recover from any kind of stress. Voyager’s World featured five high- end wellness retreats all across New Zealand in an article. Split Apple Retreat, Nelson Split Apple…

NZ Is One of The Places to Feel Like a Kid Again

NZ Is One of The Places to Feel Like a Kid Again

Rotorua and Queenstown are featured in a list of holiday destinations where you can feel like a big kid again. Rotorua, “the birthplace of Zorbing has plenty of other ludicrously fun things to do aside…

New Zealand’s Mystical Caves

New Zealand’s Mystical Caves

“One of the most stunning natural wonders exists within” New Zealand’s mystical Waitomo Caves, writes Kat Romero in an article on Express.co.uk. The caves on their own are amazing, but the glow-worms, which…

NZ Ranked Fourth in Global Prosperity Index

NZ Ranked Fourth in Global Prosperity Index

New Zealand has been ranked fourth in the annual global Prosperity Index, which ranks countries based on how wealthy, healthy and happy they are. NZ was identified as “the most prosperous non-European nation” thanks to…

Auckland – The Greatest City on Water

Auckland – The Greatest City on Water

Auckland has been ranked the greatest coastal city by Chicago Line Cruises, followed by Barcelona and Vancouver. The rating highlights Auckland’s two harbours, its many beaches and diverse wildlife as well as cultural…

A Country for All Seasons

A Country for All Seasons

“New Zealand provides spectacular escapes whatever the time of year, but spring and autumn often deliver unique opportunities for travellers,” writes Paul Bloomfield in an article for The Telegraph. New Zealand “as…

Ski New Zealand’s Secret Snowfields

Ski New Zealand’s Secret Snowfields

Scattered around the Canterbury-Southern Alps region are boutique ski fields, with few queues and uncontested slopes, just waiting to be explored. Perth Now offers ups some suggestions including Porters, Ohau and Mount Dobson. “There are…

On a Culinary Discovery in New Zealand

On a Culinary Discovery in New Zealand

New Zealand has much more to offer than lamb and seafood, according to Straits Times food critic Wong Ah Yoke, who travels to Auckland, Waiheke Island, Hawkes Bay and Wellington sampling food cooked in…

Drink and be Merry in Wairarapa

Drink and be Merry in Wairarapa

“Hidden beyond the peaks and gorges of New Zealand’s Rimutaka Range lies Wairarapa, a wine region that’s gathered little of the fame of its southern neighbour, the Marlborough area, but that overflows with charm,”…

Five Lesser-Known Must-Visit Places in New Zealand

Five Lesser-Known Must-Visit Places in New Zealand

New Zealand “is a country that boasts of scenic beaches, pristine lakes, active volcano zones, tall mountains and above all diverse beauty,” writes Poulomi Das for Business Insider India in an article…

10 Reasons You Will Fall in Love with New Zealand

10 Reasons You Will Fall in Love with New Zealand

“New Zealand like any great love is easy to fall for and difficult to get over,” writes Megan Conway in her travel blog Half this World Away. Conway lived in New Zealand…

New Zealand Blue Spring

New Zealand Blue Spring

“Nestled in a lush green valley of ferns is a spring with water so clear it turns a brilliant blue colour” lies New Zealand’s blue spring, writes Leith Huffadine for The Daily…

Slow Travel in New Zealand

Slow Travel in New Zealand

“To really get to know New Zealand, you have to do less and take in more,” according to an article in Canada Free Press.  “If you want a rush, there’s no place…

An Epic New Zealand Road Trip

An Epic New Zealand Road Trip

There’s a lot to see in New Zealand. Shannon Ullman shared the highlights of her three month road trip itinerary with Travel Pulse. Auckland is a great place to start a road trip….

Stunning Pictures Capture Best Aerial Views of NZ

Stunning Pictures Capture Best Aerial Views of NZ

“Airplane passengers have taken to social media to share some of the country’s most spectacular images from up in the air,” writes Alisha Buaya in an article for The Daily Mail. Close to 16,000…

10 Reasons to Move to NZ

10 Reasons to Move to NZ

There are numerous reasons for moving to New Zealand, according to an article in TNT Magazine. Below are some of them. High Quality of Life: New Zealand has topped surveys evaluating countries’ quality…

Luxury Lodge Hopping in New Zealand

Luxury Lodge Hopping in New Zealand

“From north to south, New Zealand is an immersion in Maori-dipped expressions, iconic outdoor adventures and exotic Kiwi foodie fare,” writes Shannon Melnyk for The Province. Melnyk mapped out a cross-nation sojourn via…

Top Locations to Visit in New Zealand

Top Locations to Visit in New Zealand

New Zealand is one of Huffington Post travel writer Sophie Hannah Davis’ favourite places in the world. Davis shares her top locations, including sailing in the Bay of Islands, white water rafting on the…

New Zealand’s Everest – Mount Cook

New Zealand’s Everest – Mount Cook

With its 12,218ft, Mount Cook is not only the highest mountain in New Zealand, but also one of its most striking assets, which attracts climbers, mountaineers and tourists alike. Because of its off-the-beaten-track location, approximately…

Queenstown Airport Approach Third Most Scenic

Queenstown Airport Approach Third Most Scenic

The approach into Queenstown airport has been voted the third most scenic in PrivateFly’s annual Scenic Airport Poll. “The views of the Southern Alps make this an exhilarating approach. Sometimes you can even…

Auckland Wins at Sports Cities Awards

Auckland Wins at Sports Cities Awards

Auckland has been named the best medium sports city (1.3m to 3m) at the Ultimate Sports Cities Awards 2016 held in Lausanne. Overall the city was ranked fourth best sports city and won in…

The Adventurous Side of New Zealand

The Adventurous Side of New Zealand

“New Zealand is where you’ll find coy honeymooners gazing at each other; intrepid backpackers exploring the highest peaks and the deepest seas, Nature enthusiasts on a relentless trail of whales and dolphins, and adventure…

NZ Voted World’s Best Country

NZ Voted World’s Best Country

New Zealand has “once more leaped into the spotlight by bagging more prizes than any other country on the planet during the 2016 World Country awards” and has been voted the world’s best country…

6 ‘Other’ Reasons to Visit New Zealand

6 ‘Other’ Reasons to Visit New Zealand

New Zealand is one of those “big dream” destinations that everyone “would love to” travel to. To Smarter Travel’s Caroline Morse that doesn’t come as a surprise. 1. It’s Not as Far As…

Why Driving in New Zealand Is Good For Your Soul

Why Driving in New Zealand Is Good For Your Soul

New Zealand’s roads “take you past stunning shimmering lakes and majestic mountains, past wild and deserted beaches, beautiful fiords and distinctive volcanoes.” “So different to driving anywhere else, driving in New Zealand makes you feel, and…

New Zealand’s Hiking Trails – Catalogue of Wonders

New Zealand’s Hiking Trails – Catalogue of Wonders

New Zealand’s many hiking trails with amazing vistas and challenging courses will leave you breathless. “Other than the danger of overextending yourself, hiking New Zealand’s abundance of trails is almost never disappointing. In fact, if you…

Explore Otherworldly New Zealand by Drone

Explore Otherworldly New Zealand by Drone

After one swooping panoramic, filmed with a 3D Robotics drone, you’ll see why New Zealand is such a popular place to go, according to Travel + Leisure magazine. “I was out exploring New Zealand …

New Zealand’s South Island Sees Tourism Boom Thanks to Instagram

New Zealand’s South Island Sees Tourism Boom Thanks to Instagram

“New Zealand’s South Island is an Instagrammer’s paradise, where no filters are necessary”, writes Laura Dannen Redman for  Condé Nast Traveler. In 2015 New Zealand’s South Island saw a boom in tourism, which…

Tramping Tracks Offer One Spectacle After Another

Tramping Tracks Offer One Spectacle After Another

New Zealanders work hard to make tramping attractive, according to a travel feature on local tracks in the Korea Herald. The maintenance is “impressive: crushed-rock trail beds; comfortable clearance even in the most dense…

Fulfilling Your Dreams in New Zealand

Fulfilling Your Dreams in New Zealand

“Bungy jumping, whitewater rafting, skydiving and getting lost in an adult-sized maze all featured highly on my list but I never thought I’d get to do any of them. And then I arrived…

South Island Has a Personality All If Its Own

South Island Has a Personality All If Its Own

“Many believe the South Island is less inherently New Zealand than its northern neighbour,” according to American travel writer Max Bonem, “But if you take the time to explore this stunning landscape, you’ll find…

Top 10 North Island Beach Hotels and Campsites

Top 10 North Island Beach Hotels and Campsites

New Zealand’s North Island “is a rewarding destination for beach lovers” with brilliant blue water and gorgeous stretches of white sand” and offers “many brooding vistas where wild seas meet rocky shores,”

10 Most Amazing Views in New Zealand

10 Most Amazing Views in New Zealand

After many road trips through New Zealand, Liz Carlson compiled a list of the best views you can find on New Zealand’s South Island. 1. Mitre Peak in Milford Sound Milford Sound is topping everyone’s bucket…

Stewart Island Ideal Place for Kiwispotting

Stewart Island Ideal Place for Kiwispotting

Long-beaked kiwis, which live for up to 30 years and choose mates for life, have been part of the New Zealand landscape for several million years. Tour guide Furhana Ahmad says Stewart Island is…

5 Great Rides for Mountain Bikers

5 Great Rides for Mountain Bikers

There are numerous mountain bike tracks in New Zealand and a lot of new tracks are being created while old tracks are being reworked. “Many follow old pathways forged by early Māori and pioneer…

The Best Places To Visit in New Zealand

The Best Places To Visit in New Zealand

With its picturesque landscapes, and multiple UNESCO World Heritage sites and natural wonders New Zealand has something to offer travellers of all interests whether you’re into a relaxing scenic drive or taking part in…

9 Can’t Miss New Zealand Experiences

9 Can’t Miss New Zealand Experiences

New Zealand is known for its beauty and many diverse activities. Jenn Brown shares her personal ‘Can’t Miss Experiences’. Bungee Jump in Queenstown According to Brown, Bungee jumping is the one true way…

Queenstown – Lakefront Oasis, Adventure Capital and Luxury Destination

Queenstown – Lakefront Oasis, Adventure Capital and Luxury Destination

Queenstown was given its name by early gold prospectors, who not only hoped to find gold, but also saw the beauty of the grandiose mountains, lakes and rivers. It’s “A town fit for a…

Auckland Ranked #3 in Global Quality of Living

Auckland Ranked #3 in Global Quality of Living

Auckland has been ranked #3 in the 18th Mercer Quality of Life study. In the report New Zealand is the highest ranked English speaking country as well as the top country in the Pacific region. “New…

Pania of the Reef a Story to Travel

Pania of the Reef a Story to Travel

“About 85 per cent of New Zealand’s Maori population live on the country’s North Island, and visitors who want to learn more about the culture of the country’s indigenous people don’t have to look…

3 Epic Walks Anyone Can Do

3 Epic Walks Anyone Can Do

New Zealand has an array of spectacular multi-day walks. Many of the famous tracks like Routeburn, the Rees-Dart track, the Abel-Tasman coastal track or the Milford Track need to be booked in advance, which is…

Drone Captures Beautiful New Zealand Views

Drone Captures Beautiful New Zealand Views

An Emirates and Boeing-sponsored video series filmed by drones has captured beautiful footage of Milford Sound, our spectacular mountain ranges and Wellington’s harbour. As well as the islands’ increasingly famous natural scenery, those who wish…

Megan Gale a Model Tourism NZ Cycling Ambassador

Megan Gale a Model Tourism NZ Cycling Ambassador

Australian model, actor and television presenter Megan Gale, 40, once helped promote Australia to Italy on travel show Getaway, now she will use her Maori heritage to help endear New Zealand to the world. Gale…

New Zealand More Popular Than Ever For Visitors

New Zealand More Popular Than Ever For Visitors

New data shows that more people than ever are visiting New Zealand, as reported on ExpatForum.com. In December 2015 visitor arrivals reached 444,900 – 3.13 million in the December 2015 year. Australia contributed 1.33 million…

Iconic New Zealand Lodge Introduces ‘Estate to Plate’ Culinary Safari

Iconic New Zealand Lodge Introduces ‘Estate to Plate’ Culinary Safari

Rotorua’s iconic wilderness luxury lodge Treetops Estate is promoting a new premium food experience styled as ‘The Estate to Plate Safari’, as reported in an article on Robb Report. The safari begins with…

More People Moving from Australia to New Zealand Than Vice Versa

More People Moving from Australia to New Zealand Than Vice Versa

The long-existing friendly rivalry between Australia and New Zealand was complicated over the past few decades “by the fact that many New Zealanders moved to Australia in search of jobs and other opportunities”, writes Adam…

5 Must-Visit Places in New Zealand

5 Must-Visit Places in New Zealand

“New Zealand has proven a popular destination for Malaysians be it making a Lord of the Rings pilgrimage to Hobbiton or getting an adrenaline rush from a variety of adventure sports”, according to an…

Auckland Ranked World’s #4 Most Cosmopolitan City

Auckland Ranked World’s #4 Most Cosmopolitan City

Auckland has been identified as the world’s fourth most cosmopolitan city in the 2015 World Migration Report from the International Organisation for Migration. Only Dubai (83%), Brussels (62%) and Toronto (46%) have larger…

Matt Jenke Google Maps the Great Walks

Matt Jenke Google Maps the Great Walks

Aucklander Matt Jenke has helped put some of the country’s top tramping tracks on the Google map, completing seven of the nine Great Walks wearing a Google Street View Trekker, a wearable backpack outfitted…

New Zealand: Best of South Island

New Zealand: Best of South Island

“It was a dream come true,” writes Lynette Tan in a post about her 3-week trip around the South Island of New Zealand. “New Zealand is an exceptional place to travel to for…

Wanaka Lakeside Apartments Ranked #3 Luxury Hotel South Pacific

Wanaka Lakeside Apartments Ranked #3 Luxury Hotel South Pacific

Wanaka’s Lakeside Apartments have been ranked third best Luxury Hotel in the South Pacific Region in the 2016 TripAdvisor Choice Awards. The Hotel also was recognized as the best Luxury Hotel in New Zealand as…

The 7 Most Stunning Lakes in New Zealand

The 7 Most Stunning Lakes in New Zealand

In a blog post Matt – self-proclaimed Adventurer, Instagrammer and New Zealand travel planning expert – featured seven of New Zealand most stunning lakes. “New Zealand is a land of picturesque lakes, often painted and photographed…

Tramping New Zealand’s Magical Great Walks

Tramping New Zealand’s Magical Great Walks

“New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park – bigger than Yosemite and Yellowstone national parks combined – offers a wealth of magical hikes,” Associated Press journalist Carey Williams writes. “The Great Walks are routes featured by the…

Wairau River a Fly-Fishing Paradise

Wairau River a Fly-Fishing Paradise

Owen River Lodge is about 100km from Nelson and its owner, Felix Borenstein, says Wairau River is fly-fishing’s Everest. One minute they are there and the next they aren’t – three of the biggest brown…